By David Rosengarten, Flavored Nation
June 2 is National Doughnut Day, and nothing tells a more meaningful story about food in America in 2017 than doughnuts, particularly now that artisanal doughnut-makers such as Paul Delios of Kane’s Donuts in Saugus, Massachusetts, are bending the course of doughnut history.
Doughnuts were not invented in the U.S. — in fact, history abounds with stories of ancient doughnut-like delights. The ancient Greeks, Romans and medieval Arabs were all frying dough, then dipping the result in something sweet (honey was popular in the old days), but this doesn’t even get us to the modern physical circularity of the morsel, and the hole! Of course, the hole!